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    Posted: 09/April/2016 at 12:33
Howdy,

Been a while. Still not seen any wrestling butter i did have my self a wee adventure which you may have guessed from the title.

So i was working in a shithole (by South Sudan standards so really shitty place) Called Duk. Basically an IDP ( Internally displace people) camp. My team an I were tasked with drivingvl the Road (Track with not as many spiky trees) into a place called Ayod andvcleaeing some spot tasks and assessment of possible minefields. So we drive up and arrive at a place named Pangaak. W are greeted by armed guys who take our keys, Mobile phones, Sat phones, GPS and and notepads. Heathen take u to this hut anvand essentially put us on trial fir "Not giving them notice we were coming that way". This is when we realised the village w were in had been captured by the rebels. After thvtrial w get told to wait outside and they along with th.civilian child were to decide our fate. they argued, the civilians wanted to set us free but th armed guys wanted to take us to a placevnamed known as Lumankak. Where people.don't come back from. We haven been there for 5 hours. The civilian chief tires of negotiating fuck off an returns 15 min later Ak in hand with about 30young men also careing automatic weapons and they threaten the rebels to let us go or they will fight. A bit of posturing between the two sides ensues and the rebels give or stuff back and we fuck off with speed.

I was shit scared tbh. Still only 12 weeks till i come home For a break

Other shit. Food sucks except for Bushmeat (we occasionally buy gazelle from hunters) We can get cold sprite n coke but not really really cold like i enjoy it to be, Weathers always blistering hot n dusty. Rains are coming soon but not as soon as thought. Tent is like an oven some nights.

Still i get to blow up bomb so that's pretty neat



Edited by LennyComa - 09/April/2016 at 13:58
Y'know what?....It's really fucking hot here in Africa. Who knew?....Well me, I have been doing this for almost 5 years
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/April/2016 at 16:37
Holy shit man, that's crazy. You guys stay safe. I'm willing to bet you guys are all much more on alert than you were before. You know it's not often you get people from other countries saying thanks, but seriously, you're doing a job no one really wants to do for little thanks, and you deserve recognition for putting yourself in harms way just to help others, and I thank you.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote LennyComa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/April/2016 at 17:29
Ah Rico you're right about the little recognition we thanked by thevvillages we clear of Mines but the UNMAS and local government take the acolades. But Can't be bitter doing tg job i have wanted since i was 12. Humanitarian Demining you can't be in it for the money or glory, its really th one thank you from a chief when a community can reopen their school or go to the well without fear of getting blown up tbh. Soft as it sounds. As for alertness yeah we have upgraded our travelling protocols and convoy lineup
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote LennyComa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/June/2017 at 12:03
Well the update has been a long time coming.... But to be fair we haven't done much really. A few bangs but nothing ground shaking (yay innuendo). So with three weeks to go I decided to let who ever cares know about my current team with their nicknames as most of their real names are impossible to spell.

Old Ben - Old South African called Ben with a beard smokes like a chimney and has a bad temper. My Boss

Hallies - Younger than Ben by 10 years also a Saffer. Smokes like a really big chimney and likes a beer. Hates this place. Also my Boss when Ben is away

Eddie - Youngest Boss on the team. Zimbabwen and got a shit attitude. Bit of a shagger

Job - Great guy, a shagger and also from Zim. A nice bloke all in all

Mavuna - See above but a huge smoker

Barros - Massive shagger. Funny as fuck. Recently stopped smoking and a Saffer

Dowdie - Almost as much as Barros in terms if being a shagger. Medic. Fairly nice bit lazy sometimes. From Zim

Sadly no kidnappings or anything exciting this tour round. Except when I found a RPG and had to deal with it solo
...but that meant just marking it and reporting to the bigger bosses
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/June/2017 at 12:24
So you're in a team  full of chimney smoking, beer drinking, shagging Afrficaans?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LennyComa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/June/2017 at 12:50
Pretty much. I am the only non African in the company....worldwide lol
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So what's your nickname? Scotty? ;)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LennyComa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/June/2017 at 19:58
Princess to my big bosses ( I told the project manager to run it off princess and they now call me princess)Andy or Poes (Google it)to everyone else
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LennyComa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/June/2017 at 16:56
Well there have been explosions around the town we are working from. Pretty close anc will be son fighting tonight. A bit worrying but I am sure we are safe Polly just handbags
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